March 9th, 2010
by Herb Lady · Filed Under: Herbs 4 Horses
Greasy Heel is also known as Mud Fever and tends to occur on boggy ground or after extended periods of rain when the pasture becomes muddy and your horse has constantly wet feet.
Scabs appear around the heel and pasterns. Avoid pulling these off as it causes a lot of pain.
- Wash down with a good natural horse shampoo, rinse well and gently pat dry
- Apply FungReleaf Cream
- Cover with plastic wrap and then bandage
- Leave 24 hours
- Remove bandage
- Wash away any scabs that come away easily
- Repeat this process daily until all the scabs are off.
- Then wash daily, pat dry gently and apply Fungraleaf, leaving unbandaged, until all the hair has grown back in.
CAUTION: Watch closely as Greasy Heel can progress into cellulitis, which is very serious, and requires urgent veterinary treatment.